A Quote by Hermann Weyl on meaning and simplicity

. . . numbers have neither substance, nor meaning, nor qualities. They are nothing but marks, and all that is in them we have put into them by the simple rule of straight succession.

Hermann Weyl (1885 - 1955)

Source: "Mathematics and the Laws of Nature" in The Armchair Science Reader, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on chaos, faith, history, meaning, order, seriousness, study, and tragedy

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

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A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on country, fulfillment, greatness, meaning, men, and spirituality

It is those moral and spiritual qualities which rise alone in free men, which will fulfill the meaning of the word American. And with them will come centuries of further greatness to our country.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, colors, dreams, faith, feeling, god, knowledge, meaning, thought, understanding, and universe

We may be able to tell how many stars are in the Milky Way; we may be able to count the petals of every flower, and number the bones of every bird; but unless faith leads us to a deeper understanding, a more reverent comprehension of the significance of the universe, God can be no more pleased with our knowledge than the painter is pleased with the fly which touches his picture with its feelers, and sips the varnish from the surface, and dies without dreaming of the meaning, thought, feeling, embodied in the colors.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry George on body, honesty, knowledge, life, meaning, mind, wealth, and words

He who by an exertion of mind or body, adds to the aggregate of enjoyable wealth, increases the sum of human knowledge, or gives to human life higher elevation or greater fullness - he is, in the larger meaning of the words, a " producer," a " working man," a " laborer," and is honestly earning honest wages.

Henry George (1839 - 1897)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on friendship, language, meaning, and words

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on faith, kindness, meaning, originality, and poetry

All the translations of a poem in all possible languages may add nuance to nuance and, by a kind of mutual retouching, by correcting one another, may give an increasingly faithful picture of the poem they translate, yet they will never give the inner meaning of the original.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Hartman Rector, Jr. on blessings, meaning, and sacrifice

The Lord requires sacrifice, meaning something above and beyond the minimum. The Master spoke of the "second mile" and told us to go there. Why? Because he wants to bless us, and he put all the blessings in the second mile.

Hartman Rector (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1979, p. 30., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Harold Geneen on books, facts, meaning, reading, and words

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.

Harold Geneen

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A Quote by Hannah Arendt on errors and meaning

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975)

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